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Old Chapel of Middlebury College where Beverly Barton Hall received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940.
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Butler Library of Columbia University where Beverly Barton Hall earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1941.
Beverly Barton Hall had been interested in books and writing since the age of five. She wrote her first work while in a summer camp at the age of twelve. It was about a kleptomaniac.
Hall studied at Middlebury College in Vermont where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940. A year later, she entered Columbia University which provided her with a Certificate of Library Science.
Later, Hall pursued her studies at Southern Connecticut State College (currently Southern Connecticut State University). She graduated in 1975 with a Master of Science degree.
Beverly Barton Hall devoted the most part of her life to the profession of a librarian.
She started her career in the field from a post at Wellesley College library in Massachusetts which she occupied in 1941. The following year, Hall moved to the Great Neck Public Library. After two years in the capacity of the cataloger, she obtained the same post at the Yale Law School Library in New Haven, Connecticut. She left the post in 1948.
In 1956, Hall took part at the foundation of the Orange Public Library in Connecticut and stayed at its board of directors till 1963. She volunteered in the Amity Junior High School library, and from 1967 to 1980 served as a head librarian and media specialist at Amity Regional Senior High School in Woodbridge.
After her retirement, she established with her family a second house in Naples, Florida. While there, Hall helped to organize the St. John's Church Library where she worked as a head librarian from 1993 to 2011. It was during this time, when Beverly, always passionate about books and reading, transformed her passion into writing her own stories. A historical novel for adolescents, ‘The Secret of the Lion's Head’, was published in 1995.
The book was followed by several short stories, poems, and mystery romances many of which remained unpublished. One of such works was ‘For Freedom’s Sake’, a fiction about one of Hall’s own ancestors.
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Quotations: "Personally, I expect to keep on writing as long as I have the mental and physical capacity, for creative writing is truly one of the great joys of my life. Being published is the icing on the cake!”
Beverly Barton Hall was an active member of a Genealogical Society of Collier County, Collier County History Society, Collier County Friends of the Library, and Church and Synagogue Library Association.
Beverly Barton Hall was a passionate reader. Even having poor eyesight, she always kept one book by her side.
Her other hobby was counted cross-stitch. She decorated the walls of her home with her craft and enjoyed giving her works to family members and friends.
Beverly Barton Hall decided at the age of eleven that her childhood neighbor, Randolph Van Lew Hall, would be her husband. They married on April 26, 1947.
The family produced three children named Barton M., Martha H. Kern, and Patricia H. Pellerin. Barton chose the profession of an agronomist and published a book ‘Ecological Fruit Production in the North’.
Hall had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.